Sojourners In A Strange Land: Jesuits And Their Scientific Missions In Late Imperial China

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Though Jesuits assumed a variety of roles as missionaries in late imperial China, their most memorable guise was that of scientific expert, whose maps, clocks, astrolabes, and armillaries reportedly astonished the Chinese. But the icon of the missionary-scientist is itself a complex myth. Masterfully correcting the standard story of China Jesuits as simple conduits for Western science, Florence C....

Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (November 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0226355594
ISBN-13: 978-0226355597
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2582098
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I had to read this book for a grad history class. The title of the book is completely misleading! The title leads you to believe that it's a history of the Jesuit "adventurers" in China and it is not! It barely talks about their lives there, it's mor...

He wakes and remembers nothing. Scala's nutrition suggestions. By now I'm in pain. Tradition alone preserves the memory of men and places across the ages and renders real to us what has long ceased to exist. I couldn't stand Delia for being the self-absorbed girl that everyone loves.
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